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  • Title
    Golden Langur Trachypithecus geei (Khajuria, 1956) feeding on Cryptocoryne retrospiralis (Roxb.) Kunth (Family: Araceae): a rare feeding observation in Chirang Reserve Forest, Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Golden Langur Trachypithecus geei Khajuria, 1956, endemic to India and Bhutan is an endangered primate species (IUCN Red Data list). We report for the first time, a troop of 10 individuals of Golden Langur feeding on water trumpet Cryptocoryne retrospiralis (Roxb.) Kunth in four occasions during 2010 in Chirang Reserve Forest, Assam. Being an arboreal and canopy dwelling primate species, this is an unusual and rare phenomenon. This plant is rare in Chirang RF and the langurs selectively ate them. The secondary information on the chemical composition of the herb and future scope of study are discussed in the light of ethno-botanical application among some tribes.
    Attribution
    Das R., Singha H., Sahu H.K., Choudhury K. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(5) pp. 5013-5015; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3535.5013-5
  • Title
    Organochlorine insecticide poisoning in Golden Langurs Trachypithecus geei
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Organochlorine insecticide poisoning was recorded in three Golden Langurs (Trachypithecus geei) in Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in Kokrajhar district of Assam during the month of December, 2008. The poisoning was due to prolonged ingestion of rubber plant leaves sprayed with the insecticide in a rubber plantation adjacent to the sanctuary. Though no specific gross lesions were observed, histopathologically, centilobular hepatic necrosis, mild renal degeneration, necrotic enteritis, pulmonary congestion and neuronal degeneration were recorded in all three animals.
    Attribution
    Pathak D.C. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(3) pp. 1959-1960; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2412.1959-60